Pretrial Risk Assessment Information System for Texas
The Pretrial Risk Assessment Information System (PRAISTX) is a web application developed by the Office of Court Administration (OCA) to support the use of the Laura and John Arnold Foundation’s Public Safety Assessment (PSA™). The PSA™ is a pretrial risk assessment that provides judges with reliable and neutral information about defendants to inform pretrial release decisions. If used properly, the PSA assigns a risk assessment score for two key areas: the likelihood a defendant will fail to appear and the likelihood a defendant will commit a new crime while on release. The PSA will also flag defendants who present an elevated risk of committing a violent crime if released before trial. Please contact Court Services for more information about the Pretrial Risk Assessment Information System.